In Elite: Dangerous, some factions are offering donation missions, that offer a reputation increase. Should I take these missions and donate the money, or are they worthless?

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Donation missions, as you may have noticed, vary from value, anywhere from 25,000 credits all the way up to 300,000 credits or more. In general, try to avoid the high-cost donation missions, and definitely take the 25,000 credit donation missions when they're available.

Keep in mind that the donation only increases your reputation with the faction and/or superpower that the mission is associated with. If you don't need to raise your reputation with a faction, then don't waste your money. However, if you're purposely trying to increase your reputation with a faction, then the donation missions provide an easy mechanism for you to do so, without having to perform complex mission tasks.

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    They're also useful if you're specifically looking for good missions from that faction. You can go from Neutral to Cordial easily with a few donations and then get some better paying missions from them. Commented Jan 8, 2017 at 19:35
  • @CmdrFreiheit Agreed! That's kinda what I was shooting for with the last sentence. :) Cheers mate! Commented Jan 8, 2017 at 21:34

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